In the year 2090, America has walled itself off from the rest of the world. When her father is arrested by the totalitarian Board, a young woman sets out to escape the only country shes ever known.While on a routine assignment scouting the viability of dwindling natural resources outside the massive urban centers most American citizens call home, Patricia Patch and her co-worker Rexx discover a relic from the past containing dangerous contrabandunedited books from before The Seclusion. These texts will spark an unquenchable thirst for the truth that sees Patchs father arrested by the totalitarian Board.Evading her own arrest, Patch and Rexx set out across a ruined future United States, seeking some way to escape the only home theyve ever known. Along the way, they learn about how their country came to be this way and fall in love. But their newfound knowledge may lead to their own demise....
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The Seclusion Reviews
I received this ARC in exchange of my honest opinion, which does not affect any of my comments.
"Daddy? Will you shoot me if I say something I'm not supposed to?".:
Imagine a world where you cannot read, watch tv shows, travel, work and be who you are because you are being controlled by the government. Not very good, right?. The Seclusion is your perfect book if you love stories related to dystopian worlds. As you know, I have always wanted to go back to this kind of stories, since I was a huge fa ...more
"In the year 2090, America has walled itself off from the rest of the world. When her father is arrested by the totalitarian Board, a young woman sets out to escape the only country she's ever known."
In the future America information is strictly rationed. Everything is filtered through the Board before the public has access to it. There is no history before the walls were built. Everyone is chipped within moments of birth and children from ages 5 to 18 live in dormitories. They are educated and ...more
When I first found Jacqui Castle on Inkshares, I was immediately intrigued by the premise of this book. I knew I had to have it right away, backed it, and then I was lucky to get an early copy from NetGalley.
Patricia Collins lives in a world surrounded by walls. In this future, where America is run by a Board of Directors, she has lived her entire life knowing she is safe. The country has been protected ever since The Seclusion, when society retreated behind huge barriers at each of our borders. ...more
I love author's first books and this one is amazing. Can't wait to read the next one.
America unified and secure - what price would you be willing to pay?
The Seclusion provides a great vehicle for exploring this question and leaves the reader hoping that this all too possible tale remains a work of fiction. The nation's citizens are cared for, protected, and entertained - all of this in exchange for their unerring obedience and disclosure - So what should a smart, obedient scientist do when she discovers something they don't want anyone to know?
I loved Patch's journey from duti ...more
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Blake Smith
"Our entire nation had been lied to for decades. Millions murdered to fit a narrative. We had no idea what was taking place outside the Walls. Whether we were being protected as we were told, or caged. We lived lives guided primarily by fear."
I was given The Seclusion in exchange for an honest review! I am so happy to have had the opportunity to read and review Jacqui Castle’s debut novel!
Set in a dystopian future in the year 2090, Am ...more
Patricia lives to work for the Board, a totalitarian government that rules a futuristic version of America surrounded by a giant wall. When she and her friend Rexx make a discovery from the past however, she starts to question everything she has ever believed…
The Seclusion for me is very reminiscent of 1984 or Equilibrium - not that that is particularly a bad thing as I enjoyed both of those stories, it just makes it a little predictable in places. An indoctrinated protagonist who find something ...more
This was everything I want in a post apocalypse book. The world was as we know it is gone and the one Particia or "patch" is living in is a world where everyone and everything they do is monitored the place she lives is surrounded by a giant wall and they are told by the "board" (government as we know it is gone) that everything on the other side of the wall is bad and will kill them.
To say during this time we are in this book is a possible future for the U.S. may still be a stretch but its far ...more